Contigo

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Andrew Wiseheart, the Co-Owner and Executive Chef of Contigo (located at 2027 Anchor Lane), was another chef who was to prepare a dish at the 2016 Austin Food & Wine Festival so the four of us headed to dinner there.

My niece and daughter started with a cocktail.

My niece chose…

El Pepino with Tequila, Cucumber, Lime, and Mint

And my daughter had…

Monk on Holiday with Demerara Rum, Mint, Benedictine Liqueur, Angostura bitters

Both of them enjoyed their cocktails.

Our food began with the complimentary dish that was to be served at the Food & Wine Festival…

This was a Lamb dish with pumpernickel, carrot slaw, and cilantro.  It was good.

Then we all shared this appetizer…

Crispy Green Beans  with Sambal Aioli

And another look…

These were very good!

For our entrees, my daughter and I shared these two…

Grilled Cheese (Cheddar Cheese and Housemade Brioche, also added bacon) with French Fries

Burger (added cheese and bacon) & French Fries

Both entrees were good.  I preferred the grilled cheese and she liked the burger better.

My sister’s entree choice was the…

Bavette Flank Steak with Asparagus, Parsnip, and Cashew Bearnaise

She said it was very good.

My niece decided to order two of the small plates as her entree.

Chicken Meatballs with shitake mushrooms, piquillo peppers, and chimichurri

Cauliflower with calabrese, blue cheese, and lime

She said both of these dishes were good.
Overall we gave Contigo a rating of 4 stars, the same as Yelp reviewers.  However Yelp ranked Contigo #44 on their top 1000 list of Austin’s best restaurants.  Though Contigo got a better rating from Trip Advisor reviewers, who gave this restaurant 4 1/2 stars, they ranked it only #220 best of the Austin restaurants reviewed there.
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